• Jody Freeman


February 8, 2022, Video: "This VPAL Signature Event is brought to you by Harvard’s Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, in conjunction with the Harvard Alumni Association. Jody is the Archibald Cox Professor of Law, and a leading scholar of administrative law, environmental law, and climate regulation. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Professor Freeman has written extensively about climate change, environmental regulation and executive power. At Harvard Law School, she is the founding director of the Environmental and Energy Law Program, a pioneering research center on climate and energy policy. The second edition of her co-edited boo, Global Climate Change and U.S. Law comes out this year, and she has produced several other books on topics ranging from market mechanisms of environmental regulation to privatization of government functions. Jody also has a deep commitment to public service. In 2009-2010 she served as Counselor for Energy and Climate Change in the Obama White House. There she was the architect of the president’s historic agreement with the auto industry to double fuel efficiency standards and set the first federal greenhouse gas standards, which launched the Obama administration’s climate program under the Clean Air Act. She also contributed to a host of initiatives on renewable energy, energy efficiency, transmission policy and oil and gas drilling, as well as the administration’s effort to pass legislation placing a market-based cap on carbon. After leaving the administration, she served as an independent consultant to the President's bipartisan Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Jody is an independent director of ConocoPhillips, a frequent consultant to government and non-governmental parties, a lecturer throughout the world, and a regular contributor to a wide range of print and broadcast media."

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